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Police Capture Suspect Accused of Firing at Officer in Salem, Massachusetts

Jeremiah F. Wooden fled on foot after firing a gun at an officer on Thursday, police say

Police said they have captured the man who was wanted for attempted murder after firing a gun at an officer in Salem, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

Authorities announced around 3:40 p.m. Friday that Jeremiah Wooden had been arrested.

Salem Police said they attempted to stop Wooden, who was wanted on five outstanding warrants, on Fairfield Street near Lafayette Street at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

During a foot pursuit and struggle, Wooden removed a gun from his pocket and fired a round at an officer. He fled on foot. The gun was recovered in a nearby backyard.

No officers were injured.

Wooden was arrested without incident in nearby Lynn by Salem Police, Lynn Police and state police. In addition to the warrants, he faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery on a police officer and assault and battery with a firearm, as well as several other firearm charges.

The suspect is also accused of driving without a license, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

After his arrest, Wooden was booked at the Salem Police Headquarters and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Wooden is due to be arraigned Tuesday in Salem District Court. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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